SAMHSA Seeks Consumer Feedback on Electronic Healthcare Records via July 9, 12 Webinars





Your Unique Perspective is Important

SAMHSA needs your personal experience and expertise in navigating treatment and recovery. You are our key to success in promoting patient rights for the Behavioral Health community. We recognize the importance of your voices being heard and your stories being shared.

As SAMHSA moves forward with our Health Information Technology (HIT) Initiative, we would like your feedback and input concerning Electronic Health Records. What is important to you concerning Electronic Health Records?


We would like to open dialogue with you in a series of webinars to seek your guidance and opinion on some of the following issues:

  • Protecting your rights when using an Electronic Health Record
  • Using Electronic Health Records and Personal Health Records to increase patient engagement
  • Your concerns about sharing your behavioral health information with State, regional, or National health information exchanges
  • How tools, such as social networks and apps, can be used to help people in recovery manage their care


We look forward to hearing back from you. We need help to promote patient empowerment while safeguarding confidentiality and privacy. We cannot do this without the input of people in recovery and patient advocates.


If you would like to sign up for this FREE webinar, please contact Mike DeAgro with the date you would like to attend at by July 6, 2012.


Rounded Rectangle: Webinar Dates:  Monday July 9, 1:00-2:30 pm EST                                  OR            Thursday July 12, 1:00-2:30 pm    








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